Housed in a 3 x 3 mm package, Freescale’s FXLN83xxQ accelerometer could hit a sweet spot for designers of industrial products, particularly those associated with the Internet of Things. (Source: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
Chuck, this type of advance can really change the way industrial sensors are designed. In the past one might have used some sort of shaft encoder, while now other types of sensors might be of interest.
As for the IoT, this is how it all starts. Lots of digital data which is easily transmitted and saved. Then you have to analyze it.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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